FULL TIME – Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal
The game ends in a draw at Anfield! It would be interesting to see what the second leg holds.
No shot on target for LIVERPOOL
We’re into the 90th minute at Anfield. Liverpool are still yet to produce a shot on target against 10 man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
Arsenal have survived more than half an hour with 10 men. If they can produce a repeat of that (and a little bit more!) then they’ll be leaving Anfield a lot happier than they expected to after Granit Xhaka’s red card.
We are back for the second half
Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal
The first half has ended with Arsenal one man short. Will Liverpool take advantage of this in the second 45?
RED CARD MERCHANT
In the last 10 years, only Sergio Ramos has picked up more red cards than Granit Xhaka across all competitions in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
Disaster for Arsenal. Granit Xhaka is off for denying Diogo Jota a goalscoring opportunity after a poorly timed challenge.
Cedric Soares Injured!
Arsenal have been forced into an early substitution here with Calum Chambers replacing the injured Cedric.
We are underway at Anfield, this promises to be an exciting cup semi final. Who would have the upper hand from this first leg?
The team news is in and Jurgen Klopp makes eight changes from his Liverpool side’s FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town. In come Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Takumi Minamino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson.
Meanwhile for Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are all unavailable due to AFCON. Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette all start the match.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Fabinho, Jota, Firmino, Minamino.
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Lokonga, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli, Lacazette, Nketiah.